Health + Human Services
Health and Human Service workers help people cope with life’s challenges. Some get people access to food or shelter. Some comfort people in crisis. Others teach people how to stay healthy, or manage their daily lives.
Usually, they focus on specific parts of the community, like children, the homeless, veterans, people seeking or in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, or individuals and families living with a mental health diagnosis.
A great many people rely on Human Service Workers every single day.
There are as many ways to help as there are people in need.
Community groups, hospitals, courts, clinics, children’s advocates, senior centers, military bases, prisons, homeless shelters, schools, psychiatric and rehabilitation facilities all need caring and dedicated people who want to give back to the community. And sometimes, when health and human service professionals see a need that none of those organizations are able to handle, they start one of their own.
For more information about entry-level jobs in the field, like how much they pay and how many jobs are available, check out the Social and Human Service Assistant, Community Health Worker and other pages of our online Career Coach. You can also use it to find out about jobs you could qualify for after gaining more education or experience in the field.
If you want to make a difference in a health and human services position, you’ll need empathy, courage and tenacity. You’ll also need the kind of education and training you can get right here at CCC.
From basic skills, like relating to clients and helping them find and use support services, to major projects, like planning and running your own human services program, we’ve got you.
All of our Health and Human Services classes are offered at night or in the late afternoon, so if you already have a job, we make it easy to fit us into your schedule. We also offer real-world experience through internships at local agencies and organizations.
If you’re looking to get to work quickly or just increase your skills, you can get a Certificate of Accomplishment in Substance Abuse Case Management, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Peer Support Services, or Dual Diagnosis Screening. Complete the requirements for all four of those and you can earn a Certificate of Achievement in Dual Diagnosis Specialization.
You can also take your knowledge to the next level with a transfer-ready Associate Degree in Human Services.
Whatever you decide, you won’t be alone. You’ll have some of the most skilled and caring instructors in the field, with years of experience helping those in need. You’ll have access to tutors, counselors and a career center whenever you need a little extra support. And you’ll be joined by a diverse group of classmates who share your goals and commitment to supporting others.